The following statements highlight key findings about affirmations,
meditation and positive thinking found from my research studies:
If you believe what you think can have physical effects on your body well then you’re right, and here’s why…
As described in an article published in the 1992 Journal of Neurophysiology, 8 subjects were divided into three groups: “The first group was asked to exercise by contracting and relaxing one finger on their left hand, for five one-hour training sessions per week for four weeks. A second group mentally rehearsed the same exercises, on the same timetable, without physically activating any muscles in the finger. People in a control group exercised neither their fingers nor their minds.
At the end of the study, the scientists compared the findings. The first set of participants had their finger strength tested against the control group. A no-brainer, right? The group who did the actual exercises exhibited 30 percent greater finger strength than those in the control group. We all know that if we repeatedly put a load on a muscle, we will increase the strength of that muscle. What we probably wouldn’t anticipate is that the group who mentally rehearsed the exercises demonstrated a 22 percent increase in muscle strength! The mind, then, produced a quantifiable physical effect on the body. In other words, the body changed without having an actual physical experience.” http://jn.physiology.org/content/67/5/1114
Genes are a set of instructions that determine what the organism is like, its appearance, how it survives, and how it behaves in its environment.
New evidence is showing gene expression changing with meditation.
“This is the first paper that shows rapid alterations in gene expression within subjects associated with mindfulness meditation practice,” states University of Wisconsin-Madison. http://imos-journal.net/study-reveals-gene-expression-changes-with-meditation/
Why Mindfulness Meditation Makes Us Healthier
“Researchers find that when they induce a positive mood, by whatever means, people are more likely to interact with others are more likely to help others. Those feeling good about themselves are more cooperative and bargaining situations and more likely to find a constructive solution to their conflicts. They are also better problem solvers, more motivated to succeed, and more likely to persist in the face of a challenge. Motivated reasoning and enables our minds to defend us against unhappiness, and in the process it gives us the strength to overcome the many obstacles in life that might otherwise overwhelm us. The more of it we do, the better off we tend to be, for it seems to inspire us to strive to become what we think we are.” Leonard goes on to say, “As you confront the world, unrealistic optimism can be a life vest that keeps you afloat…natural optimism of the human mind is one of our greatest gifts.”
-Mlodinow,Leonard. Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior. New York: Pantheon, 2012. Print.
“It is fascinating to see the brain’s plasticity and that, by practicing meditation, we can play an active role in changing the brain and can increase our well-being and quality of life,”
– Britta Hölzel, first author of the paper and a research fellow at MGH and Giessen University in Germany. http://bit.ly/1tszOQT
What is the R.A.S. and what it has to do with I-Am-It-Affirmations:
“If you want to program your brain for business success, you need to understand the brain’s reticular activation system (RAS). It’s part of the brain entrainment process. Think of how Google’s search engines search the Internet for whatever you ask it to. You enter a subject, a name, a topic and wham in seconds you have hundreds if not thousands of options to choose from on the topic you entered.
Well, that’s pretty impressive right? I don’t think so.
Your reticular activation system is a network-like group of non-conscious brain cells that that can pick up the information you want and need at speeds that are 800 times faster that what you can consciously see or hear. These non-conscious impulses travel at over 100,000 mph. That is mind-boggling!
You know that scene in West side story where tony and maria meet for the first time? Suddenly every other person in the room goes blurry, and from clear across the crowded dance floor they both become acutely aware of each other. It is as if nobody else in the room exist. (West Side Story, Scene 8-Tony Meets Maria)
That’s a vivid example of the Reticular Activating System at work. Its a large group of nerves at the base of your skull that all sensory data run through. And it takes a small amount (2000 bits of over 400,000,000 bit of info) to bring to your conscious awareness. It literally is what we “see,hear,feel” with, It controls what we see in our reality.” (So by daily reconditioning you can train your RAS to pick out what’s relevant to your affirmations..)
-Sources adapted from Assaraf, John, and Murray Smith.The Answer: Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life. New York: Atria, 2008.
THE HUMAN DNA IS A BIOLOGICAL INTERNET and superior in many aspects to the artificial one. Russian scientific research directly or indirectly explains phenomena such as clairvoyance, intuition, spontaneous and remote acts of healing, self-healing, affirmation techniques,…in which DNA can be influenced and reprogrammed by words and frequencies without cutting out and replacing single genes. http://bit.ly/1JWSeOp
All information is taken from the book “Vernetzte Intelligenz” von Grazyna Fosar und Franz Bludorf, ISBN 3930243237, compiled, summarized and translated by Bärbel Mohr. The book is unfortunately only available in German so far. You can reach the authors here:www.fosar-bludorf.com